Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The USA is not scoring well in terms of WORLD MOTHERHOOD RANKINGS

me with my newborn Baby Alexis

I think about choosing Organic all the time to be a good mother, with Organic Food being paramount. Organic cotton clothing, bedding, natural toys are all important too, and we all have to start with what feels right to us. I was shocked to find this article, but it is true, that as a culture, we really need to step it up in terms of taking care of ourselves, beginning with our babies...

Here are some quotes from the full article, found with this link:


US low score on world motherhood rankings

The United States has scored poorly on a campaign group's list of the best countries in which to be a mother, managing only 28th place, and bettered by many smaller and poorer countries.y rate, which at one in 4,800 is one of the highest in the developed world, said the report.

"A woman in the Unites States is more than five times as likely as a woman in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece or Italy to die from pregnancy-related causes in her lifetime and her risk of maternal death is nearly 10-fold that of a woman in Ireland," the report said.

"At this rate, a child in the US is more than twice as likely as a child in Finland, Iceland, Sweden or Singapore to die before his or her fifth birthday," the report noted

And it added: "The United States has the least generous maternity leave policy -- both in terms of duration and percent of wages paid -- of any wealthy nation."

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